I love maps. I really do. Especially subway maps. They're so beautiful in their simplicity. I can stare at them for hours. With Mapuccino, I wanted to capture their simplicity in a more personal context: the intimate moments that make up people's lives. Do you love maps too? Read on!
Above is a sample Mapuccino for some friends of mine, let's call them "Romeo" and "Juliet". The markers reflect the locations of key moments in their lives. They picked them out and I did the rest! Go ahead, explore the map to get a glimpse of the story behind each point. Want your own Mapuccino? Read on!
How To Get Your Own Mapuccino
|Select the location of your markers on a Google Map and name them.
|I use a variety of tools to design your map.
|In about a week, your work of art is ready!
Still have questions? Check out the FAQ. Lots of great info and a video.
Subway maps have long been a case study in reducing complexity to simplicity. The beauty of Raj's work is in adapting that technique from information design and using it in a storytelling context. His works appear simple, but the viewer inherently understands and appreciates that — just like a subway map — there's a far more complex, vibrant, lived reality behind the distilled overview. Whatever the subject matter, each piece prompts the viewer to ask questions and explore deeper into the story it depicts.